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Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)
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Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)

Figures at a tomb by an altar to Apollo, an extensive landscape seen through woods beyond

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Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)
Figures at a tomb by an altar to Apollo, an extensive landscape seen through woods beyond
inscribed 'La Tomba del Uomo da Bene Ghesner' and numbered '6' in the lower border, and with inscription 'Gianni Gesner'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
18 x 23¾ in. (457 x 626 mm.)
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Lot Essay

The philosophical undertone to this arcadian idyll is suggested by the reference to Salomon Gessner (1730-1788), a Swiss painter, philosopher and Romantic poet who had a profound effect on Giani's outlook, A. Ottani Cavina, op. cit., Milan, 1999, pp. 75-6 and figs. 120 and 122.
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